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Heather McQuay, LCSW-C

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I am appreciative that you took the time to read my page. I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical (LCSW-C) in the state of Maryland. I have over 20 years of experience working in the human services field and over 10 years working as a licensed therapist. During my experience, I have worked with individuals suffering from anxiety, depression, grief & loss, mood disorders, etc. I specialize in working with those that have a history of trauma (child & adult).

I believe in a person-centered approach where those that I work with feel a sense of respect and self-sufficiency. I believe in meeting the individual where they are in therapy and developing goals based on what they want to improve upon or better understand within themselves. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, strength-based approaches, solution focused, motivational, person centered, and trauma informed approaches. I use various techniques and use what will work best for you since each person responds differently.

If you are ready to take the steps to better understand or improve upon yourself, I am here to encourage and empower you along the way.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

11yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

MD LCSW-C 14115


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Heather McQuay. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

She listens to what you have to say and try’s to help in the best way

Written on Jan 05, 2023 after therapy with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and self esteem

She's a great listener and fun person to talk to! Gives great advice!

Written on Jan 04, 2023 after therapy with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

She is very helpful.

Written on Dec 30, 2022 after therapy with Heather for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and sleeping disorders

Heather is a superb therapist who works closely with her clients to help them meet her goals. She provides incredible attention to detail ground in CBT that help clients to thrive. I would recommend her to anyone!

Written on Mar 25, 2022 after therapy with Heather for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes